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THE ROCK IStAND ARGUS, MONDAY, DECEMBER, 25, 1911.
III ROOK ISLAND
Two Delightful Days Mark Ob
crrance of Yuletide in
SERVICES IN CHURCHES
Bulneae 8 -upended to Property
Christmas day tu generally observed
aa a holiday througnout the city today,
th banks, pcbllo offices and business
bouses being closed to business. The
only activity on the street la the late
delivery of pares' s by the buay mall
carrleTS and expressmen. The day
teems to be generally given over to
ouiet observance In the home and
"Lena Rivers- Is the attrac
tion at the nilnou- this afternoon and
evening, and the Empire baa matinee
and evening performances.
The weather, while not exactly Ideal
for this season, waa delightful both
7t.sterday and today. There are those
ho prefer sleigh bells and earmnffs at
this season, but they ought to be
thankful for-what we have.
IK THE CHURCHES.
The observance of Christmas In the
thurcbes yesterday and today was car
ried oat on a more elaborate scale than
on previous yean. Special music and
addresses appropriate to the season
were given, and the churches were
beautiful In their trimmings of Christ
mas greens, holly, mistletoe, ever
green, and bell and candles. Perhaps
cne of the most Impressive and beau
tiful services of the year Is the mid
night devotions as observed by Trinity
Episcopal church Christmas eve. At
the church this morning two services,
at 8 and 10 o'clock, were held.
At Grace Lutheran, Zlon Lutheran,
and the First Swedish Lutheran
churches early matin services were
held at 6:30. Sermons appropriate to
the day were delivered. The Sunday
school festivals of the churches will be
held Tuesday, this evening and tomor
row evening, respectively. At the Ger
man Lutheran church the Christmas
entertainment of the congregation was
given last night and this morning at
10 o'clock a special service was held.
This evening at 7:30 o'clock an Eng
Huh service will be conducted.
Welgand's mass In honor of St Pat
rick was given this morning at 6
o'clock at Sacred Heart Catholic
church, the beautiful service being ren
dered by a choir of 18 voices. At St.
Joseph's Catholic and St. Mary's Cath
clc churches Christmas masses were
said this morning. - The free will
Christmas offering collected at St. Jo
seph's church will amount to over $2,-
The First TlapUst Sunday scho
held Its entertainment last evening at
the church, a piogram of songs and
recitations being given. At the morn
ing service yesterday tpecial musical
numbers were enjoyed and the pastor
delivered a Christmas sermon.
The congregation of the Central Pres
tytorlan church held a vesper service
yraterday afternoon which was beau
tifully carried out. Broadway Presby
terian and the United Presbyterian
churches also carried out Christmas
programs, with termona on the na
tivity. , ,
A tuf ed concert given by the choir,
assisted by Miss Frances DesaulnierP,
l:arplst t Mollne. with Frank FreisUt
at the organ, was the form the serv
ices took at the Memorial Christian
church last evening. Special services
slso marked the morning hour of wor
ship. The Sunday school entertain
ment will be held tomorrow evening.
CASTATA A FEATIKE.
A cantata. "The Star of Promise,"
attracted a large audience to the First
nieinoaisi cnurcn last evening, the
rarts being ably taken. Services ap
propriate to Christmas tide marked
the morning hour of worship.
The Sunday school of Spencer Me
morial Methodist church will this ev
ening give a cantata, "Santa's Recep-
xion. witn a Urge cast of characters.
Tne bunoay school of the German
cvangriicai cnurcn gave a very enter
taining program last evening, the
church being filled to Its capacity with
pupils and their parents. Programa
were also given at the Third Christian
mission and at the school boose in
South Heights, and at both places large
numbers of people attended.
The entertainment of the Sunday
school of Trinity Episcopal church will
be held Thursday evening and that of
the United Presbyterian church to
COTUSTSLAS AT WATERTOW5.
More than 900 of the 1 400 patients
at Watertown hospital were able to
attend the Christmas services and
program given In the hospital chapel
last evening at 7:10. A tree, 20 feet
tall and decorated with 60 electric
lights and trimmings, was a feature
which the patients enjoyed very much.
A program was given, consisting of
the following nutr be r.
Instrumental trio (violin, cello and
Vocal Quartet, composed of Bessie
Lamp, Mrs. F. E. Gore, Grace Lncas,
Miss E. SchanneT, F. E. Gore, C. T.
Coleman, W. D. Jones and C. A. Anderson.
Address Dr. W. S. Marquis.
Solo. "Song of Ages" Miss Lillian
Reading Miss Rae Hosenstein of
Song: Double Quartet.
Instrumental trio. .
After the program, each was given
a bag containing nuts, candles and pop
corn, and the gift which were sent to
the patients by friends and relatives
were distributed. For those of the pa
tlenta who were unable to attend the
services in the chapel, there were three
other trees, just as gaily decorated,
one at cottage B 2, another at cottage
B 4, and the ether at the women's In
firmary. The Christmas spread will
be served at 2 o'clock this afternoon,
and the menu for the dinner Is:
Creamed chicken soup and rice.
crackers, celery, olives, chow chow,
roast turkey, oyster dressing, cran
berry sauce, green peas, mashed pota
toes, mince pie, English plum pud
amg witn nard sauce, bread, raisin
bread and buUer. coffee, assorted
cakes, fruit, nuts, candies, and cigars.
mere will be no supper served be
cause of the late hour of the dinner.
but oranges, apples, cakes and coffee
will be served th"m.
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ITS UNIQUE TALES
Labor and High Cost of Living
Figure in the News of
TURKEYS MAY DISAPPEAR
More In Other
EXCEPT CONTRACT GOODS
Famine in New Money; Prisoners
Benefit by the Holiday
Odd lots of advertising calen
dars at cost of stock.
There are 1,000 designs
from which yon can make a selection.
Can print up order same day
as received. ,
The best designs are going
rapidly. Call if yon can or
phone West 205 and we will
send a salesman.
LE.Wcst Gum Co
7 510-12 Second Avenue.
Unique incidents have marked prep
arations for the celebration of Christ
mas throughout the United States.
In several instances prisoners have
benefited by the holiday spirit Labor.
rroney. turkeys, and the high cost of
living are other features figuring in
ctcnts attending ihe season.
FAMINE IX NEW MONEY.
Aew York, Dec. 23. On the last bus
iness day before Christmas. New York
discovered that there was a famine in
At the sub-treasury it was said the
supply of crisp, unused bills and shin
lr.g coins which it is usual to distrio-
uie at this season to persons and in
stitutions which wish them for Christ
mas gifts had been virtually exhausted
individuals who wished email
amounts of new currency in exchange
ror tnrir torn or soiled bills were ac
commodated at the sub-treasury as
long as thej asked for only small
amounts, but theie was no large sup
ply ror the banks to draw upon.
TURKEYS FA FT DISAPPEARING.
Washington. Dfc 25. Unless some
thing is done .o rehabilitate turkey
Growing there will be no such thing as
Christmas or Thanksgiving turkeys in
tne, united State? within 10 veara
The census bureau has issued a bul
letin showing that In 1910 there were
only 3,668,708 tuikeys on farms in this
country, while in 1900 there were 6
t.!i.uso. ai mis rate the turkey will
le In the dodo class by 1920
Chickens increased the total for the
country,, going from 233,560,021 to
210,345,133 in 1910.
OHIO TOWN SANTA CI. At SLESS.
Bellefontaine. Ohio, Dec. 25. Belle
fontalne waa Santa Clauslese this
ytar. The small boy who attended
Sunday school regularly the last few
weeks, expecting the usual Christmas
tite and festivities, was disappointed
-uu luuiuiers vi me city an
nounced they had decided to abandon
the church Santa Claus, the Christmas
tree, or exercises of any description.
Sentiment against the SanU Claus
myth, the high coat of living and the
theory that the money should be ex
pended among the poor were among
the reasons given.
Several pastors made house to house
visits to their Sunday school pupils,
1 avlng sacks of candy.
MA TOR'S WIFE "BASTTA."
lMianapoiis. Ind, Dec 23. Mrs.
T i.wU Ckl.V J .
- " wu-wm jceieruay acuvely re
inforced her husband, the mayor, in
Ma campaign against the high cost of
She stood in the public market sell
ing ruraeys and chickens, walnuta and
mince meat, purchased by the mayor
directly from the producers, and offer
ed to. the consumers at prices under
those aaked by regular dealers.
Mrs. Shank's smiles of acknowlege
irent of felicitations stimulated busi
ness at the mayor's at and, and the
stocks moved rapidly. Outside the
market building the mayor super! a-
'0 MJJlil MJIM
I ON PRESSES
AND SO YOU WILL FIND DISCOUNTS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT
OH. ON EWKYTfflMG
CO OPERATIVE STORE CO.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
tended the sale of live turkeys and
chickens. He offered in all a thous
and fowls, a ton of walnuts, and bv-c-ial
hundred gallons of mince meat to
the public at cut prices.
TRAIN KILLS SHOPPERS.
Manchester, Iowa, Dec. 25. Mrs.
Martin Powell, aged 60, waa killed by
an Illinois central rreigm near ner
home in Earlvllle. The body was
found with Christmas bundles at the
side of it.
CHRISTMAS WITH PRISOBTERS.
Michigan City, Ind, Dec. 25. Guards
of the Indiana state prison presented
Edward Aszman, a pardoned "life
man." with a told watch when they
bade him good-bye am) wished him a
'Merry Christmas ' Aszman has serv
ed 20 years.
He departed for Cincinnati to Join
his widowed daughter and her chil
dren. "And I am going to see to It that
they have many merry Christmases-,'
be told his prison friends.
OFT OS BONDS FOR CHRISTMAS.
Denver, Col., Dec. 25. "I am going
to send yon to the penitentiary be
cause it is my duty, but I want your
wives and children to have a hapyy
Christmas with you at home."
District Attorney Thomaa J. Ward,
Ji., was addressing two ranchmen
from Kit Carson county who were
brought to Denver charged with com
ptlilng John H. Hlbbler, supposedly on
his death bed, to sign away his home
stead to tem.
ine men were auowed to go on
bonds of 1,000 each. Mr. Ward would
tot say who stood security for the men.
judge: lets it go.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 25. The Christ-
nas spirit melted the heart of Judge
K-mmel in the police court He said
"Good morning, prisoners. You're
Seventeen defendants were discharg
ed, the Judge saying:
"Christmas is at hand. I don't want
to be responsible for any unfortunate
spending Christmas behind the bars."
Ends Winter Troubles.
To many, winter is a season of
trouble. The frost bitten toes and
Angers, chapped hands and .Hps, chil
blains, cold-eores, red and rough skins.
prove this. But such troubles fly be
fore Bucklen'a Arnica Salve. A trial
convinces. Greatest healer of burns.
Doua, piles, can, sores, Cruises, ec
zema and sprains. Only 25 cents at
Civil War Veteran and British
Soldier Passes Away at
- Home in This City.
HAD REACHED AGE OF 81
Was Writing Autobiography bat Fa
tal Sickness Prevented Com
pletion of Article.
Daniel Wilkins, a former soldier
in the British army and a veteran of
the civil war, died at his home, 1309
Seventh avenue, yesterday afternoon
at 3 o'clock after an illness of two
weeks, death being due to a com
plication of diseases. Mr. Wilkins
was an old settler and previous to
his retirement, 1 years ago, was
emptowed at the Rock - Island ar
senal as storekeeper, in which ca
pacity he served 22 years.
The old gentleman, who would
have been 81 his next birthday, be
gan an autobiography of his life a
short time ago, out his worn was
Mr. Wilkins was born in Dundee,
Scotland, July 4, 1831. In 1848 be
came to Canada with the British
troops, and was stationed on the
frontier for three years. He then
removed to Buffalo, N. Y and sub
sequently to Rhode Island. At the
outbreak of the civil war he enlist
ed aa a private in company K, Sec
ond regiment. Rhode la Land volun
teers. He waa wounded in the bat
tle of Bull Rnn and received his dis
charge in September, 1861, on ac
count of physical disability.
HERB MAJTY TEARS.
He then removed to Chicago and
at the time of the big fire, came to
this city, where he made hla hone
ever since. He waa married to Mary
Kinney in Rock Island, Sept. 13,
1874. Since hla arrival in this city
he has been a faithful fmember of
St. Joseph's church. Mr. Wilkins
waa well and favorably known
throughout the city, being held in
the highest regard and esteem by
Besides his widow, he Is survived by
four children, Mrs W. Kunckel of
Mollne, Mrs. T. G. Halre of Rock Is
land, Dr. J. C. Kinney of Chicago
and Mrs E. H Leina of Rock Island.
The funeral will be held from 8t
Joseph's church Wednesday morning
at 9 o clock, Dean J. J. Quinn of
ficiating. Burial will take placeat
Saved His Wife's Life.
"My-wlfe would have been in her
grave totey,,,vrrjtea O; H. Brown of
Muscadine, Ala, "if it haft not been for
Dr. King's New Discovery. She waa
down la her bed, not able to get up
without help. She bad severe bron
chial trouble and a dreadful cough.
I got her a bottle of Dr. King's New
Discovery, and she soon began to
mend, and was well In a short time.'
Infallible for cough and colds, its the
most reliable remedy en earth for des
perate lung trouble, aeasorrhages, la
grippe, aatluaa, bay fever, croup and
whooping coofih- Tittf cents, $1. Trial
bottle tree. Guaranteed by all druggists.
news all the time. The
The greatest danger from influenza la
of Its resulting In pneumonia. This can
be obviated by using Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy, as it not only cures in
fluenza, but counteracts any tendency
of the disease towards pneumonia. Bold
by all druggists.
R. & 5.
Men's suits and overcoats, reg
ular price $15 to $18, will be
A good pair of shoes free witb
each suit or overcoat, for one
week only. Also children's
suits and overcoats, regular
price $5.00, to be sold now for
A good pair of dress shoes
free with each suit or overcoat.
We carry a full line of men's
furnishings, and can afford to
sell our goods at reasonable,
prices because we are out si
the high Tent district-
321 17th St.
Rock Island ;